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Friday, May 26, 2017

Cletus Alvin Hilgefort (May 25, 2017)

Cletus Alvin Hilgefort, 88, of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 8:50 AM at Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio. He was born August 29, 1928 in Fort Loramie, Ohio the son of the late William J. & Rose (Poeppleman) Hilgefort. He retired from Worch Lumber in Versailles in 1995 after 42 years and had also worked at Monarch. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Audrey A. (Moorman) Hilgefort whom he married June 28, 1952; brothers: Vernon Hilgefort, & Lester Hilgefort.

He is survived by his sons & daughters in law: Anthony & Julie (Miller) Hilgefort of Burton, MI., John & Karen (Berger) Hilgefort of Versailles, Ohio; daughter: Barbara & Edward McGrath of Troy, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sisters: Edna Ahlers of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Eileen Ahlers of Minster, Ohio, Phyllis Sherman of Minster, Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services or State of the Heart Care.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Charles M. “Charlie” Musselman (May 23, 2017)

Charles M. “Charlie” Musselman, age 80, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:23 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on January 22, 1937 in Pikeville, Ohio, to the late Wilber & Kathryn (Wills) Musselman.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Fullroth) Musselman of Ansonia, Ohio, whom he married on June 22, 2014; son and daughter in law, Chip & Sonya Musselman of Scotts, Michigan; daughter, Connie Musselman of Greenville; step children, Dan & Karen Stockslager of Greenville and Melissa Klosterman of Greenville; grandchildren, Tegan Musselman, Chance Parsons, Kaylee Musselman, Chet Michael Musselman Jr. and Araya Musselman; step grandchildren, Danielle (Teage) Martin, Mason Klosterman and Allen Klosterman; great grandson, Storm Parsons; siblings, Delber Musselman, James Musselman, Gary Musselman, Goldie White, Jenny Fields, Cindy (Don) Ditty, Bonnie (John) Reed and Phyllis (Bob) Sherry; special friend, Wayne Burns of Indianapolis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Musselman; sons, Chad M. “Bubba” Musselman and Mike Musselman; and siblings, Wilma Musselman, Judy McWhinney and Robert Scheiding.

Charlie was a diesel mechanic for 32 years and was a member of the United State Army serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW and Teamsters. He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, working with flowers and in the yard and most of all spending time with his family.

There will be a service held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio, where a Military Graveside Service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Beamsville Christian Church. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Dale E. Anderson (May 24, 2017)

Dale E. Anderson, 88, of New Madison, passed away on May 24, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.

Dale was born on May 13, 1929 in, Preble County, OH, to the late Stanley and Bertha (Heckman) Anderson.

In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Anderson.

Dale was a very special and unique man. He was a self-employed entrepreneur. He had his hand in several things, including a service station, a car dealership, a farm and housing subdivision. He was the Assistant Chief of the New Madison Fire Department and the New Madison Police Officer for a time. Dale and Janice traveled the world and really enjoyed the cruises they took together. Dale’s passion was fishing. It has been said that you could fill a house, from floor to ceiling, with all the fish he’s caught over the years. He and Janice had a home in Michigan and Florida, so depending on the time of year would determine what fish he would be catching.

Dale is survived by his wife Janice (Beasley) Anderson, whom he married May 2, 1948; his children, Mark (Leah) Anderson of Spencerville, Indiana, Cathy (Alan) Corn of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Brian (Sharon) Anderson of New Madison, Ohio; grandchildren, Evan (Stephanie) Anderson of Troy, Ohio, Lauren (Brandon) Armstrong of Farmland, Indiana, Jennifer (David) Evans of Westfield, Indiana, Amy (Jason) Kabot of Huntertown, Indiana, Elizabeth (Ken) Lawson of Greenfield, Indiana, Catherine (Matt) McNew of New Madison, Ohio, Julie (Joel) Schroeder of Leo, Indiana, and Emily (Jason) Vertullo of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 10 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at New Madison First United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street, New Madison, with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, through their website www.michaeljfox.org.

Family has entrusted services to Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.braundpope.com.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jerry Michael Ryder (May 17, 2017)

Jerry Michael Ryder, 77, of Arcanum passed away on May 17, 2017 at Dayton VA Medical Center.

Jerry was born on July 22, 1939 in Hot Springs, Virginia to the late Otis William and Irene Elizabeth (Keyser) Ryder.

Jerry worked at Wright Pat, Whirlpool, and drove a bus for Buckeye Charter mainly driving the Dayton Dragons around. He enjoyed traveling, camping, boating and drinking beer. Jerry loved riding his Harley, especially to Sturgis. He honorably served our country in the US Army as a paratrooper. Jerry was a people person and everyone loved being around him. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family most of all.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 27 years, Roseanna (Skaggs) Ryder, whom he married on November 13, 1989; two daughters, Diane Lazarus and significant other, Chris Morea, and Cherise and Bill Zobrist; two sons, Craig and Melissa Garland, and Brent Garland; grandchildren, Kyle Morrow, Tyler Morrow, Hannah Morrow, Logan Lazarus, Gabrielle Lazarus, Max Garland, Kylie Watts; one great grandchild, Keegan Bell; and a sister, Charlotte and Ken Short.

Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

A Celebration of Jerry`s life will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Chenoweth Trails, 440 Greenville-Nashville Road, Greenville at 1 PM with full military honors by the Darke County Honor Guard with music and food to follow. Friends and family are encouraged to wear their favorite Harley Davidson t-shirt, and bring their favorite memories and stories of Jerry. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Services entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Lori Faith Flora (May 23, 2017)

Lori Faith Flora was born on December 27, 1964 at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio to parents Troy H. and Patricia A. Neal. She passed away peacefully at her home on May 23, 2017 at the age of 52 years.

She was united in marriage on December 29, 1984 to Galen Flora of Brookville Ohio. She was baptized at First Baptist Church in New Lebanon Ohio early in their marriage. They lived in Brookville Ohio for ten years during which time their two children; Galen Flora II and Lane Flora were born. In 1999 they moved to a farm in Greenville Ohio where the rest of the family still reside.

She is survived by her husband, her two sons, a daughter-in-law, Mary (Galen Flora II), grandson Benton and two sisters: Dawn Snyder of Dayton Ohio and Wendy Malone of Ludowici Georgia. Also, niece Tori Neal of Kettering Ohio and nephew Charles Neal of Dayton Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Troy. Also, mother-in-law Treva Flora and sister-in-law Melinda Flora.

Lori was a devoted, faithful wife and loving mother. She loved watching the wildlife of the country from her porch and kitchen window and could spend hour’s enjoying nature. She most adored her grandson Benton, and was overjoyed with being a grandmother. Even through the most difficult times, she always kept her faith. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Services will be held on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Kyle Hermann officiating. Burial will follow in Nashville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Anne Lloyd (May 23, 2017)

Anne Lloyd, age 80 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:35 PM Tuesday May 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Anne was born April 14, 1937 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Oren and Donna (Corle) Longfellow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law James L. and Elaine (Smith) Longfellow.

Anne is survived by her husband Gary of Greenville, two sons: John Lloyd of Greenville and David Lloyd and daughter-in-law Traci Lloyd and granddaughters Marisa and Jillian Lloyd, all of Oviedo, Florida.

Anne graduated from Greenville High School in 1955 and received her RN Degree from Miami Valley School of Nursing in 1958. She loved her nursing career which was spent at Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and Rest Haven Nursing Home of Greenville.

Music and travel were a big part of her life. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, as well as singing in her church choir. Her travels carried her to all 50 states, Majestic, Colorado was a favorite, but home sweet home in Ohio was the Best.

Retirement was centered around volunteering. She was a CPR Instructor for the Red Cross, a Greeter at the Garst Museum and a helper for her beloved friends and patients at the Brethren Retirement Community.

A Private Interment Service will be held for the family at the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 PM Friday June 2, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church 202 West Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Resident’s Aid Fund % of the Brethren Retirement Community 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Jack Sanders (May 21, 2017)

Jack Sanders, of Greenville and formerly of Rossburg was called back to God on May 21, 2017. He came into the world 70 years prior in 1947. In 1970, he married Linda Simmons. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Tracy, Christine and Brian and seven grandchildren. He shared his later years with Bonnie Thiebeau who was a special friend and shared his passion of collecting.

He will be remembered for his love of fishing, Indian artifacts and collecting in general. More importantly, he was a wonderful father who loved his children and his friends. He would never turn away someone in need.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his first wife, Delores, his brothers, Jim and Gene, and his sister, Joyce.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden with Military Graveside services conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Cheryl Lipps (May 20, 2017)

Cheryl Lipps, age 61, of Greenville, Ohio, left peacefully early Saturday morning from earth to be with her heavenly father at Reid Hospital Hospice Care. She was born on September 6, 1955 to Norma (Cain) York of Greenville, Ohio, and the late Robert Braun.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, David Lipps of Greenville; son, Dan Lipps of Greenville; granddaughter, Kaitlynn Lipps of Arcanum; brothers and sister in law, Bob (Susan) Braun of Westerville and Doug Braun of Covington; sister and brother in law, Jodi (Jake) York of Union City; sister in law, Kay Beth (Lon) Swihart of Lewisburg; uncle, Ralph Cooper of Indianapolis; aunt, Betty (Lindy) Monnin of Russia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her step father, Daniel Cooper; sister and brother in law, Jeanne & John Meade; and aunt, Bonnie Cooper.

Cheryl worked at Cooper Foods in St. Henry and was a member of the Pleasant View Missionary Church of Greenville where she loved working in the Awana Club. She loved to go camping and spending the holidays with her family.

There will be a service held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Allen Sudmann officiating. Burial will follow in the Twin Cemetery, Preble County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4-8 PM and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Children’s Ministry at Pleasant View Missionary Church. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Mike Musselman (May 19, 2017)

Mike Musselman, age 49, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:38 PM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 29, 1967 in Greenville, Ohio, to Charles (Phyllis) Musselman of Ansonia and the late Carolyn (Gard) Musselman.

He is survived by his father; children, Chet Michael Musselman Jr., Araya Musselman and Elliana Sloan all of Arcanum, Ohio; brother and sister in law, Chip & Sonya Musselman of Scotts, Michigan; sister, Connie Musselman of Greenville; nieces, Tegan & Kaylee Musselman; nephew, Chance Parsons; great nephew, Storm Parsons; special friends, Sean Mote and Jason Drew; beloved pet, Roscoe; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his brother, Chad M. “Bubba” Musselman.

Mike worked at Cargill in Lewisburg, Ohio. He loved working on his cars and trucks but most of all loved being a Softball Dad.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the funeral Home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Arcanum Junior Baseball. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

Arthur "Art" Raymond Sevene (May 16, 2017)

Arthur "Art" Raymond Sevene, 81, of New Weston, passed away Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017 at Heartland of Greenville.

He ws born on August 3, 1935 in Bernardston, MA, to the late Francis O. and Marjorie A. (Baker) Sevene. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Sevene, Sr. and a sister, Shirley Bergeron.

Art was honorably discharged after serving 9 years in the United States Marine Corps. After serving his country, Art became a truck driver and drove for numerous companies. He retired from truck driving after driving for several years for Carl Subler Trucking.

He is survived by a brother, Phil (Phyllis) Sevene of San Diego, CA; a sister, Beverly Dyer of Claremont, NH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, 613 South Broadway Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Services has been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Wayne E. Ross (May 18, 2017)

Wayne E. Ross, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:47 AM Thursday May 18, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living of Greenville. He was born March 22, 1923 in Palestine, Ohio and the son of the late Mac and Treva (Baker) Ross

Wayne was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Greenville V.F.W. and loved to play cards.

He was retired from the former Century Corporation of Gettysburg, where he had worked as a machinists.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife C. Joan (Wombolt) Ross August 9, 2006. Also sons in law William D. Murphy and Larry Joe Royer, brother Donald Ross and sister Mary Ellen Duncan.

Wayne is survived by his children: Thomas Eugene (Connie) Ross of Willis, Texas, Martha Jean (Jeannie) Royer of New Madison, Marcella Sue Murphy of Greenville, and Teddy Malone (Diana Kay) Ross of Orlando, Florida; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a special friend Pat Bousman.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday May 23, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio eith Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Brookdale Hospice or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eileen N. Hocker (May 14, 2017)

Eileen N. Hocker, age 100, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:05 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on August 18, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late C.D. & Rosanna (Hunt) Wright.

Eileen is survived by her daughter, Tammy Hocker Hanson of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Shelley Ural and Stephen Hanson; great grandchildren, Kyle Ural, Kelsi Johnson and Donovan Hanson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Hocker whom she married on April 3, 1937; brothers, Carl, Minor, Robert and H. Verl Wright; and sisters, Mary Erisman and Mae Hussey.

Eileen was active at the EUB Church in Greenville, was involved with the Sweet Adelines singing group and worked at the Greenville Advocate. Eileen really enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Being born in 1916 at her family’s house, located a crossed from the old Beech School House, she experienced many changes in her life. She was able to travel where she live in Florida from 1957-1984 and then spent the last 9 years in Houston, Texas. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family.

There will be a service held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral Home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Humane Society. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Betty Virginia (Smith) Wickham-Miner (May 12, 2017)

Betty Virginia (Smith) Wickham-Miner, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:15 PM at her residence in Greenville. She was born on July 5, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Charles & Clara Smith.

She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Skip & Rose Wickham of Greenville and Randy Wickham of Springfield, OH; daughter and son in law, Connie & Jim Rogacki of Beavercreek, OH; grandchildren, Kelly (Bob) Fleck, Scott Tipton, Kristen (Ty) McLean, Olivia (Greg) Stiver, Shannon (Jamie) Smith, Bryan (Kayla) Wickham and Katie Wickham; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; second husband, Larry Miner of Michigan; special friend, Tracy Wickham of Springfield, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Betty is preceded in death by her first husband, Gene Wickham; and her brothers and sisters.

When Betty was able she attended the Coletown Congregational Christian Church.

There will be a service held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Melissa Lajean Strosnider (May 10, 2017)

Melissa Lajean Strosnider, 90, of New Weston, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Mercer Health in Coldwater.

Melissa was born on June 19, 1926 in Ansonia, to the late Arthur and Ethel (Yokey) Riegle.

In addition to her parents, Melissa is preceded in death by her son, Joe Strosnider, her sisters, Roxine Beasecker, and Betty Miller.

Melissa was an active member of Teegarden Congregational Christian Church and the American Legion Post # 353 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and taking pictures. She had many photo albums depicting her family and life memories.

Melissa is survived by her husband of 70 years, whom she married June 29,1947, Carlton ”Sam” Strosnider of New Weston; her daughters and son-in-law, Susan DeRegnaucourt of Ansonia, Amy (Rob) Kozak of Ansonia, Dixie Stone of Ansonia; her grandchildren, Jennifer Pryer, John Strosnider, Julie Case, Amber DeRegnaucourt, Sharon Kelly, Samantha Stone, Jennifer Stone, Keith Kozak, Kim Kozak, and Lee Kozak; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild on the way; her sister, Carol Labig of Ansonia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, May 20,2017 from 1PM to 3PM at Teegarden Congregational Christian Church.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 20,2017 at Teegarden Congregational Christian Church with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Sandra Lee (Smith) Martino (May 12, 2017)

Sandra Lee (Smith) Martino, 80, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Sandra was born on November 17,1936 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Emerson and Virginia (Grant) Smith.

In addition to her parents, Sandra is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Martino, her brothers, David and Ronald Smith; and a grandchild, Levi Sutton.

Sandra worked at Fram in Greenville for 20 years. She enjoyed collecting beanie babies, fishing, boating, bowling and playing video games with her grandchildren.

Sandra is survived by her children, Teresa (Curt) Mikesell of Ansonia, Virginia “Ginger” Davis of Greenville, Michael Martino of Gettysburg, Jerome (Kristie) Martino of Cleveland, and Catherine Schaefer of Indian Lake; 14 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and one on the way; her sisters, Susan Myers of Troy, and Sharon (Les) Ramsey of Indian Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 17,2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville with Father John White officiating. Burial will take place at 12 noon on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Calvary Cemetery in Bellefontaine, OH.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, May16, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, with a prayer service starting at 3:45 pm.

Memorials may be given to at State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Alice Virginia Brewer (May 12, 2017)

Alice Virginia Brewer age 77, of Versailles passed away at 8:41 PM on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Alice was born October 21, 1939, in Darke County to the late Jesse & Susan (Morton) Garber.

Alice is survived by her husband of 58 years, Franklin Duane Brewer whom she married June 30, 1958; daughters & son-in-law, Carol Brewer of Versailles and Connie & David Seibert of Willowdell; granddaughters, Amber Seibert and Ashley Seibert; sisters & brother-in-law, Grace Baker of Greenville, Alma Beckner of Painter Creek, Ellen McGriff of Greenville and Lois & John Wolf of Huber Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alice was also preceded in death by her sisters, Harriet Brumbaugh, Mary Hoskins, Pearl Beckner, Lydia May Sells and Emma Garber; and brother, Norman Garber.

Alice was a retired hospitality aide.

There will be no public services; the family will receive flowers or gifts at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Ohio, Southwest Region 4050 Executive Park Dr. Ste. 402 Cincinnati, OH 45241. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Myrtle M. Holsapple Cox (May 13, 2017)

Myrtle M. Holsapple Cox age 77, of Greenville passed away at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Brookdale of Greenville. Myrtle was born July 16, 1939, in Darke County to the late J. Wesley & Susie (White) Wogoman.

Myrtle is survived by her husband, Larry G. Cox whom she married July 26, 1996; children, Dave & Bea Holsapple of Castine, John & Roxi Holsapple of Castine and Steve Holsapple of New Madison; step-children, Kathy & Tom Sackett of Pataskala, Connie Klosterman of Greenville, Rex & Paddy Cox of Greenville and Renee & George Knick of Greenville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister, Mary Alice Godown of Arcanum; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Myrtle was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Walter Gene Holsapple; daughter, Teresa Broderick; grandson, Wesley Holsapple; brother, Aaron Wogoman; and sister, Betty Dowler.

Myrtle was a homemaker and formerly worked at Fram Corporation in Greenville. She attended the Greenville Missionary Church. She served on the Castine City Council for 18 years and was the former Village Treasurer of Castine. Myrtle was a longtime member of the Greenville Moose, Eagles and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Myrtle was a former Notary of Public.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Betty L. Ross (May 12, 2017)

Betty L. Ross age 87, of Greenville passed away at 7:35 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Betty was born February 21, 1930, in Randolph County, Indiana to the late Paul K. & Helen O. (Brown) Anders.

Betty is survived by her children, Mike Ross, Jackie Henn, Robyn & Dean Banter and John & Karen Ross; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; aunt, Leona Flora; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Ross on January 21, 2009 whom she married September 11, 1948; son-in-law, Gary Henn; daughter-in-law, Cathy Ross; and sister & brother-in-law, Jeannine & Ted Fisher.

Betty retired from Uhlman’s Department Store in Greenville. She was a member of the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville. Betty had a beautiful voice and belonged to the Calvary Messenger Gospel Group. She was a self-taught piano player and entertained her children and grandchildren on Christmas Eve playing Boogie Woogie. Betty was a fantastic cook and amazing Christian Woman making God and her family the most important part of her life.

The family would like to thank the Brethren Retirement Community staff, nurses and nurse’s aides on the 5th floor, State of the Heart Care and her niece, Jody Oberer who spent countless hours with Betty.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

James K. Wilson (May 11, 2017)

James K. Wilson age 86, of Greenville passed away at 3:46 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. James was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 20, 1930, to the late Edwin G. & Janet B. (Buchanan) Wilson. He was a graduate of Fairborn (Bath) High School and the Ohio State University receiving a B.Sc. degree and designated a distinguished military graduate. He earned a M.B.A. degree from Miami University. He married Lois E. Groff on June 14, 1952.

James served as a captain in the U.S. Army. He was a loan interviewer for NCR Credit Union then worked 28 years for Miami Valley Production Credit Association holding positions of Preble County Representative and later Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He was an adjunct faculty member at Clark State College, a USDA contractor, and county supervisor for Farmers Home Administration. He had been a volunteer literacy tutor at Wayne Industries. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; sons, J. Keith Wilson of Fort Collins, Colorado and Kevin J. Wilson and wife, Cynthia of Olympia, Washington; grandchildren, Erika (Paul) Brice, Krista (Donald) Eschbach, Olivia (Ian) White, Nathan (Maddie) Wilson, Anthony (Meghan) Wilson; and nine great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh and Pastor Steve Wills officiating. Burial will follow in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, Greenville Township Rescue, American Diabetes Association or charity of choice. Condolences for the family be me made through www.zecharbailey.com

Deana A. Joseph (May 10, 2017)

Deana A. Joseph age 61, of Greenville passed away at 10:55 AM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Deana was born March 25, 1956, in Darke County to Mary (Crawford) Jett of Greenville and the late Daniel Jett.

Deana is survived by her brothers & sister-in-law, Scott & Judy Jett of California and Thomas Crawford of Kentucky; sisters, Patty Jett of Greenville and Jill Jett of Indianapolis, Indiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Deana was a sales clerk at Walmart in Greenville.

A celebration of Deana’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Pamela Geise officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com